We recently tried out the Pronto cycle sharing program to see what all the buzz was about. Pronto works as a bike share system where you can pick up and drop off all over the Seattle Metro area. Your purchase of an annual membership, 3 day or 1 day pass includes the bicycle and helmet. See how it works here. Ride around the city and leave your bike at any of the 50 Pronto stations around Seattle. Pronto works by informing you of how many available bikes or bike docks are in the area so that you can plan your trip around the city. There are several within a few blocks of the Inn at the Market, take a look at the full station map here.
If you are looking for a fun way to explore the city without having to drive or fit in a little fitness during your visit, Pronto Cycle Share is a great option!
We were invited by Woodland Park Zoo to come by this week and feed the penguins! Pictured here is Troy Thrall, our Director of Sales and Marketing. It’s been a beautiful week in Seattle and this was a fun field trip away from the Pike Place Market. The Zoo is either a short drive or easy bus route from downtown Seattle. Our Front Desk staff can assist you with directions or transportation if you are thinking of heading that way during your next stay. The annual Zootunes summer concert series line-up will be released next month. This summer event is great way to enjoy live music and the beautiful Seattle summer weather.
Check out a calendar of events and exhibit information here.
This month marks the 18th annual Taste Washington wine and food festival in Seattle. This event is considered the largest single region wine and food event in the country bringing together hundreds of wineries and over 70 restaurants and culinary exhibits. The event kicks off with the Red & White Party at AQUA, seminars and events at the Four Seasons Hotel throughout the weekend and the Grand Tasting at Century Link Field.
Taste Washington is March 26-29, 2015
What’s better than a lamb burger served with house made aioli and balsamic onions? Three miniature versions! Cafe Campagne has re-vamped their always popular happy hour menu by adding even more wonderful classic French country bites. Beef Brochettes, house made paté sandwiches, pork rillettes and of course they all pair nicely with the pommes frites. Stop by Monday-Friday from 4-6pm for these yummy treats as well as discounted wine, cocktails, beer and cider!
Cafe Campagne is open 7 days a week offering lunch, happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch, located below the courtyard of the Inn at the Market in Post Alley. They also just happen to be part of our Taste Package if you want to enjoy the full dining experience for dinner!
The new exhibit at Seattle Art Museum opens today! Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection runs now through May 17th. Our Museum Package includes an overnight stay, valet parking and two tickets to SAM. Located just two blocks south of us down 1st Ave, SAM offers this exhibit along with an extensive permanent collection of art. Stop by TASTE Restaurant located at the museum for lunch, happy hour or dinner!
Photo: Man’s shirt, ca. 1850 Diker no. 666 Courtesy American Federation of Arts